Cyclophora frenaria Guenée, 1857
(one synonym : Perixera pulverulenta Swinhoe, 1892)
STERRHINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cyclophora frenaria
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Bush Bananas ( Uvaria species, ANNONACEAE ).

    The adult moths are grey with dark markings including a black-outlined dark circular spot near the middle of each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species is found in

  • Borneo,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), p. 421, No. 692.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 1142.


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    (updated 20 July 2010)